Tortricidae : Tortricinae
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Photo © Neil Sherman,  Purdis Farm, Ipswich. July 2019.

Immature stages

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Aphelia viburnana
Bilberry Tortrix
Approx Length (c. 12mm) Wingspan (17-24mm)
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Zelotherses paleana
Timothy Tortrix

(Hübner, 1793)989 / 49.031
=Aphelia paleana

Morley’s Final Catalogue: By no means frequent with us, feeding on low plants. Observed before 1890 at only Lowestoft (Bd),' Beccles (Crf), and Tuddenham (Wrn). Gorleston in June 1933 (D).

Recent Status: A common species in Suffolk.

Life Style: A single brooded species flying from April to July. The larvae feed from spun leaves on a wide range of mainly herbaceous plants but occasionally on deciduous trees and shrubs. They pupate in a cocoon in the larval habitation.

Identification: A broad winged species that has a slightly deeper suffusion at the wing base and thorax, but lacks any discrete wing markings. A similar species Z. unitana lacks the suffusion and has paler or greyer wings. They can only be separated reliably by the structure of the male aedeagus. Z. unitana has not been recorded in Suffolk.

Recorded in 40 (69%) of 58 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1933.
Last Recorded in 2021.
Additional Stats

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List Species Records   [Show All Latest]
Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10k Area
10/08/2021125TG50 - Gorleston
07/08/2021126TL78 - Brandon/Lakenheath
30/07/2021125TM25 - Wickham Market/Otley
28/07/2021125TM46 - Minsmere/Leiston
18/07/2021126TL96 - Thurston/Elmswell
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Wingspan: 17-24mm
Flight: June - August
Foodplant:   Many plants
Nat Status: Common
Verification Grade:  Adult: 1
 Immature Adult
Underlying maps using Digital Map Data © Norfolk Online Lepidoptera Archive - NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021. © James Wheeler - Norfolk Moths 2007 - 2021. Data © NOLA™ - Suffolk 2021
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